Hope you enjoyed yesterday’s blog post about cafes in Sydney. Today I am going to share where to eat in Sydney. As you can imagine, there are thousands of dining places to choose from. This guide comes from my personal experience of eating at many restaurants in Sydney multiple times. So, they are on the list after a long and hard trial! They won’t break your bank either, prices are reasonably standard except for the Japanese one as it’s a fine dine. This straight to the point guide will help you uncover different cuisines and restaurants not to miss in Sydney, Australia.

Not sure if you know but Sydney has an exciting multicultural food scene filled with high-end three hats restaurants as well as casual spots serving global cuisine. We don’t really have a 1 food that says Sydney food except for bbq and meat pies (even that feels like British!) But we love eating out! Regardless of your budget or where you are in Sydney, there is always somewhere to eat outside. Whether it be 10-course dinner overlooking harbour bridge or at the beach, decaf coffee and sandwich at a local cafe, intimate dinner on outdoor seatings at a restaurant, parks or even tiny apartment balconies and backyards.

Read on to find out how to eat like a local in the exciting Australian city. 

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Where to eat in Sydney, Australia

where-to-eat-in-sydney-australiaNepali

If you want to have an authentic taste of Nepali food. You should go to The Muglan Nepalese & Indian Cuisine In Liverpool street. Run by the Muglan brothers, they do the best momo, chowmein, (both not in the pcitures, but trust me they are the BOMB!) and Thakali Set aka Dal Bhat for you EBC climbers (as in the pic above). I have been going there for the last 3 years and their food taste has been consistently great. They used to be on the Pitt Street and now have moved to Liverpool Street. Every time I pass there, I order a momo or a takeaway chowmein! I’m addicted, it’s delicious! When I’m craving something Nepali, Mustang has been my first choice for last 3 years. Do yourself a favour and pay a visit!

The Muglan Nepalese & Indian Cuisine

Address116 Liverpool St, Sydney NSW 2000

Hours

Sunday 11am–11pm
Monday 11am–11pm
Tuesday 11am–11pm
Wednesday 11am–11pm
Thursday 11am–11pm
Friday 11am–11pm
Saturday 11am–11pm
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Italian

When I’m craving some well-made pasta or 1 meter long Pizza! Crinitis is my No 1 choice. I have eaten at their darling harbour and Woolloomooloo branch multiple times. Both venues boast stunning waterfront view and beautiful decor. At the darling harbour venue, you can also see the Ferris wheel from the outdoor seating area. Authentic Italian food and friendly staff make this place super welcoming. Their yummy antipasto tower ( as in the pic above), 1 meter long Pizza (this is great to share in a group), and delicious kinds of pasta are what dreams are made of! O and not forgetting their Italy inspired cocktails. In the picture above you can see the “gondola in Venice” inspired cocktail! There was Colosseum from Rome and others too! Go check it out, It is a must visit when you are in Sydney.

Crinitis

AddressLevel 2, Harbourside Shopping Centre, 2-10 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000

Hours

Sunday 8:30am–10:30pm
Monday 11am–10:30pm
Tuesday 11am–10:30pm
Wednesday 11am–10:30pm
Thursday 11am–10:30pm
Friday 11am–11:30pm
Saturday 8:30am–11:30pm

where-to-eat-in-sydney-australiaThai

Thai cuisine is one of my favourite in the world and I end up eating a lot of it! So, I got not 1 but 2 personal favourites for you.

Mrs Chan’s Kitchen

This is a small restaurant behind a bar if you enter from George street. They serve tastiest Thai food, generous serving size and fast service. However, it is a  cash-only joint. So, come prepared or pop in the bar next door to use ATM (not even a minute away). Also, drinks aren’t served but you can get it separately from the bar. For casual dining, it’s definitely a good place. I love their red curry and satay skewers! You surely get more than what you pay for here.

Mrs Chan’s Kitchen

Address631-635 George St, Haymarket NSW 2000

Hours

Sunday 11am–12am
Monday 11am–12am
Tuesday 11am–12am
Wednesday 11am–12am
Thursday 11am–12am
Friday 11am–12am
Saturday 11am–12am
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Cheng Kitchen

I have been eating here for about a year now! Love their chicken noodle soup and the usual Thai food. If you want to skip Chinatown, then continue walking to Campbell street which is known as Thaitown as you will see many Thai shops and restaurants. At the end of the street is Cheng Kitchen. Cool sliding windows, decent decor, and great Thai food. I just hope they change the cushions on some of the chairs though. They were tearing out! Yes, I have been here THAT times, I notice everything! Toilets are available and for the credit card, they charge 5% on top of the bill.

Cheng Kitchen

Address54 Campbell St, Haymarket NSW 2000

Hours

Sunday 10am–11:30pm
Monday 10am–11:30pm
Tuesday 10am–11:30pm
Wednesday 10am–11:30pm
Thursday 10am–11:30pm
Friday 10am–11:30pm
Saturday 10am–11:30pm
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Indian

Lal Qila Restaurant serves the best pani puri and Chicken Khadai in town. It is simply the Indian food goers paradise! Great food, a bit spicy but very tasty and perfect texture. The atmosphere is nice with soft lighting and earth tones. Lal Quila gets quite busy, so a bit noisy. Good idea to book a table in advance or arrive early little early for dinner on the weekends. The staff are always busy but very helpful. Definitely worth a visit if you like Indian food.

Lal Qila Restaurant

Address351/353 Cleveland St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Hours

Sunday 5–10pm
Monday 5–10:30pm
Tuesday 5–10:30pm
Wednesday 5–10:30pm
Thursday 5–10:30pm
Friday 5–10:30pm
Saturday 5–10:30pm

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Japanese

If it’s a sitting down Japanese, I like to eat at Tetsuya’s. It is my favourite place to have fine Japanese dining in Sydney. Every time I have been there, the food has been consistently delicious. The portion can be more for its price but its fine dining! and the taste does not disappoint. The signature dish, trout, is probably the best course, but everything I’ve had has been excellent. Their wine list is extensive and it’s really nice to see they understand that dessert implies chocolate. Even though I don’t have a sweet tooth, the chocolate cake was to die for. It is a lovely spot that is an oasis in the city. Must visit if you are craving Japanese in Sydney.

Tetsuya’s

Address529 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000

Hours

Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 5:30–9pm
Wednesday 5:30–9pm
Thursday 5:30–9pm
Friday 5:30–9pm
Saturday 12–12:30pm, 6:30–9pm
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Spanish

Now, this is my another favourite cuisine I eat on regular basis! I have taken my mom, my friends, everyone here because I love their food! Casa Asturiana Restaurant is also right in the city and easy to get to. If you are lucky, you might get to watch the Flamingo dancers otherwise still a great place to have some Spanish tapas, paella and sangria. I can’t wait to go back!

Address77 Liverpool St, Sydney NSW 200

Hours

Sunday 12–10pm
Monday 12–3pm, 5–10pm
Tuesday 12–3pm, 5–10pm
Wednesday 12–3pm, 5–10pm
Thursday 12–3pm, 5–10pm
Friday 12–3pm, 5–10pm
Saturday 12–3pm, 5–10pm


where-to-eat-in-sydney-australiaChinese

When it comes to Chinese food, my new favourite is Spice World restaurant in Haymarket. Eating here feels like off the beaten path in buzzing China with young crowd! Their authentic Sichuan hot pot is the game changer and would be the only thing I would go back for. Tables are spread out nicely, giving you privacy from the other patrons. Nice decor. This place gets packed real quick, and they don’t take bookings past 6 pm so book it early or dine on the weekdays. Definitely worth visiting at least once.

Address405-411 Sussex St, Haymarket NSW, 2000

Hours

Sunday 11:30am–2:30pm, 5–10pm
Monday 11:30am–2:30pm, 5–10pm
Tuesday 11:30am–2:30pm, 5–10pm
Wednesday 11:30am–2:30pm, 5–10pm
Thursday 11:30am–2:30pm, 5–10pm
Friday 11:30am–2:30pm, 5–10pm
Saturday 11:30am–2:30pm, 5–10pm

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Korean

If you know me, you know I love Korean food. There is always one in almost every suburbs and I have eaten at more than a dozen Korean restaurants in Sydney. I used to like the one in Chatswood but I haven’t eaten there in 5 years. So, let me give you my all-time personal favourite. Sydney Madang Korean BBQ. It is right in the heart of the city but hidden off Pitt Street in a curious T-shaped alley. If you didn’t know the end of Pitt street towards Central station is called Korean town! So, it’s common to see many Korean bars and restaurants around here. This 2-storey place is good for dinner with friends, BBQ and a beer till late at night. If you are a solo traveller like me, and want to avoid the queue and wait, get there before lunch or late lunch or early dinner. If it’s a peak hour you will get a number and stool to wait. Their pork BBQ and seafood pancakes are sooo good!

Sydney Madang Korean BBQ

Address371A Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000

Hours

Sunday 11:30am–2am
Monday 11:30am–2am
Tuesday 11:30am–2am
Wednesday 11:30am–2am
Thursday 11:30am–2am
Friday 11:30am–2am
Saturday 11:30am–2am
Hope you get to enjoy the food at one of these restaurants in Sydney!
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4 thoughts on “Where to eat in Sydney, Australia 2018

  • September 17, 2018 at 1:22 am
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    When I opened this post and started reading I was extremely sure the for Italian you would mention Crinitis because food there is really great and people over there are friendly too. Though I haven’t tried eating in any other but the these places will be in my list..

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  • September 17, 2018 at 2:06 am
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    Very nice detailed article..will certainly of great help to tourists ..food always becomes a problem.in foreign countries if one one gas particular eating habits and is rigid..this will help.m
    Thank you

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  • September 17, 2018 at 1:20 pm
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    Wonderful sharing! Thank you very much for this amazing article. What a good post and I will go to Sydney in end of 2018 this is very helpful for me, thanks !

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  • September 18, 2018 at 1:21 am
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    Awesome guide! There are so many amazing places, no wonder it’s so hard to decide where to eat 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

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